Nautical Atlas of the World, Folio 5 Recto, Southwestern Atlantic Ocean with Brazil

Nautical Atlas of the World, Folio 5 Recto, Southwestern Atlantic Ocean with Brazil

Description

This map (folio 5 recto in the atlas) shows the southwestern Atlantic Ocean with Brazil; folio 5 verso is blank. The people of Brazil are shown as naked, or almost so, collecting wood or preparing for a hunt, and watched by exotic birds and beasts. A cartouche states that the Brazilians are “savage and very brutal.”

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